As per usual an absolute deluge of rain is predicted for the winter period and it’s therefore essential to make sure you’ve got a good brolly to keep you dry. Here are five of the best gentleman’s umbrellas.
HOLLAND & HOLLAND UMBRELLA
This matt emerald green umbrella is made by the royal gunmakers; Holland and Holland and is perfect for blending in with rural settings. The fine wooden handle and pole render this stick umbrella a brilliant and reserved piece of kit for rural excursions and hunting trips. Holland and Holland one again prove themselves to be masters of the outdoors.
POA from Holland & Holland
HICKORY SOLID WOOD UMBRELLA
This stick umbrella by James Smith & Sons is an accessory lovingly crafted with attention to detail seldom seen these days. James Smith & Sons is one of the world’s oldest and most prestigious umbrella shops and holds literally thousands of unique umbrellas and walking sticks in their New Oxford Street store.
£295 from James Smith & Sons
GA2 MALACCA HANDLE
The GA2 umbrella is made on a 26 inch 10 rib black steel tube frame with hardy fibreglass ribs. The brolly has a malacca handle and automatically opens with the press of a button. Made by Fox Umbrellas, the GA2 is one of the sturdiest luxury umbrellas on the market and will protect you in the severest of storms.
£74.00 from Fox Umbrellas
NAVY UMBRELLA WITH DOODLE PRINT
Paul Smith have a rich history of fine – yet simple – design and have produced some exemplary umbrellas over the years. This navy umbrella with a doodle print has an elongated metal tip and has the ‘Paul Smith’ signature engraved on the handle and the button.
£99.00 from Paul Smith
DUCK HEAD UMBRELLA
The duck head umbrella by London Undercover is an unashamedly fun umbrella and has a matt tartan pattern that invokes both rural England whilst clearly being a result of metropolitan fashions. True to its name, the umbrella’s handle is beautifully shaped like a duck, making this one of the most aesthetically pleasing umbrellas around.
£160.00 from London Undercover